Icon aids USMC in 3D printing demonstration

Over the past year, Austin-based Icon has been working with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), an organization that focuses on accelerating commercial tech into the Department of Defense, to demonstrate the use of commercial scale additive manufacturing for military use. This is the latest test of 3D concrete printing for the DoD, which fabricated a field-grade bunker with a 3-in.…

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Concrete printing specialist to keynote Building Sciences conference

Sources: National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Building Sciences has replaced its planned Washington, D.C. conference this summer with Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition, billing the August 18-19 program as “a powerfully compact event, focusing on technology, workforce, resilience and Covid-19.”

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ICON, New Story unveil 3D-printed concrete home for developing world

In partnership with the non-profit New Story, Austin-based construction technologies company ICON is set to transform global homelessness with 3D-printed homes. The companies recently built the first permitted, 3D-printed concrete home using a prototype of a mobile printer. The production version of the printer, called the Vulcan, will have the ability to print a single-story home (600–800 square feet) in under 24 hours for less than $4,000.

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